Here are this week's flowers, they are edged with pale blue, which doesn't really show up in the photo very well. They will go on a card and probably on a LO as well, but I won't be doing them for a week or so, I'm so busy.
One of the reasons for the busyness is the younger two offspring's ballet school show, which only happens once every 3 years and is quite a mega-affair. Approx 300 children of ages 3 up to 19 at all different levels of dance ability. I usually help out side-stage doing props and costumes and so that means quite a few last minute jobs. One of these was adding to the costume that my son is wearing for his role as one of the ugly sisters in Cinderella. Himself and a friend are having great fun adapting their role as they go along - and the ball-gowns have been added to considerably since the costumes were first received. Head-dresses were required, so I produced a bird's nest -
- its made from packing stuff and some Easter chicks and glued and stitched to a comb. The whole wig is an elaborate curly affair - although the daytime version is a green bob!
I have also been following Nestwatch on the Mooneycam - I was very excited to be watching when the robin's eggs first appeared, but I missed the chicks leaving the nest. However, the blue tit has now laid so I will be keeping an eye on that one now! It always amazes me that life and death is played out and we can be utterly unaware of it. There are 2 parents who have laid their eggs, raised their chicks and sent them out into the world, all while I was making some costumes and dinners. How humbling is that.